The Law of Non-International Armed Conflicts

Training
from Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline: 26 Mar 2020 Training date: 02 Apr 2020 to 08 May 2020 More Information

Descriptive

While international humanitarian law (IHL) was initially drafted and is still most detailed for international armed conflicts (IACs), most armed conflicts are today of a non-international character (NIACs).

This short course discusses the protection offered by IHL in NIACs and examines why and to what extent IHL of IACs and IHL of NIACs are different or similar, as well as where the rules applicable to NIACs can be found. It also addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.

Audience

This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Classes take place on:

  • Thursday 2 April 2020, 18:00 – 20:30
  • Thursday 23 April 2020, 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 24 April 2020, 15:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 7 May 2020, 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday 8 May 2020, 15:30 – 18:00

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

Fee information:
The fee to attend this course is 1,150 Swiss Francs
How to register:

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need to include:

  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.